‘Anaesthesia’, the 2015 single from Norwegian band The Fjords, has racked up an impressive 1 million + streams on Spotify as well as taking its well deserved place on myriad playlists. Released in June ’15, a video capturing a live performance in the Harbakhula caves followed in the Autumn, but it has taken until now, for the live audio to make its way onto the ‘online shelves’ of Spotify.
The Indie quartet who hail from the mid-Norwegian city of Trondheim, have, in between dipping in and out of studios both in London and nearer home, also found time to play an eight-date tour of China! And in news most welcome, were awarded the Audience Music Video Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival for the Helmet produced mini-drama accompaniment for their haunting single ‘All In‘. Watch it here.
“Knuckles all white from carrying that dream around”
Veering somewhere between the devastating mellowness of fellow Norwegians Apothek and the soulful ambience of the more thought-provoking Jeff Buckley (think ‘You & I’), The Fjords place sensitive and poetic lyrics in expansive, atmospheric soundscapes replete with bowed guitar and intergalactic synths.
Right now The Fjords are back in-studio noodling, sketching and recording. With new music releases in the 2017 offing, the online release of the stunning ‘Anaesthesia – Live’ provides a welcome amuse-bouche ahead of what promises to be one of the most anticipated albums of the year.
The Fjords are Petter Vågan (vox/guitar), Erlend Elvesveen (synth, vox), Bárður Reinert Poulsen (bass, synth, vox) and Kim Christer Hylland (drums, electronics, vox). ‘Anaesthesia – Live’ is available to stream/download on Spotify now.